Events

The Little Orchards Cider and Music Festival – 14th to 16th September

Cider festival

The Little Orchards Cider and Music Festival can be described as a Cornish party, it does what it says on the tin: provides brilliant live music as well as a range of delicious ciders from all across the UK. Features of the festival include live music, a BBC Introducing stage, a silent disco (rock, pop, hip-hop and club classics), cider walks, cider tasting, yoga sessions, a vintage fun fair and of course a feast village!

Looe Live! – 20th to 22nd September

Looe Pier

Over 100 performances will be taking place over this weekend. Head to Looe for this incredible town takeover that has a fun and friendly atmosphere.

St Ives September Festival – 14th to 28th September

The stunning Tate St. Ives

This 14 day festival based in the artists retreat of St Ives covers everything from music, visual arts and poetry to literature, theatre and cinema.

Truro Food Festival – 27th to 29th September

A promotional photo from St Ives Food and Drink Festival last year

A brand new food festival being held in Truro, sponsored by St Austell Brewery. The city-wide celebration of Cornish food and drink will take place around Lemon Quay with pop-up events and activities taking place across the city.

Falmouth Beer Festival – 3rd to 5th October

Falmouth Street Food & Craft Ales Festival

Falmouth Beer Festival is Cornwall’s largest! Three days of great ales and good company in vibrant Falmouth. Falmouth Beer Festival returns to Falmouth’s Event Square at Discovery Quay in October 2019. The festival will be housed in two large marquees that will cover the whole of events square and overlook the River Fal.

Falmouth Oyster Festival – 10th to 13th October

The Oyster Gathering & Cornish Produce festival in 2016

The Falmouth Oyster Festival returns for it’s 23rd year this October. Falmouth’s Event Square will play host to one of Cornwall’s biggest and best loved specialist food festivals. The annual festivities celebrate the start of the oyster dredging season, the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of Cornish seafood, with four days of feasting, cooking demos, live music, food and craft stalls.

Cornwall Film Festival at the Poly – 15th, 16th and 17th November

The Mousehole Christmas Lights in 2015 promo shot

Enjoy a showcase of films from local and international filmmakers during the annual Cornwall Film Festival at the Poly in Falmouth.

City of Lights Parade – 20th November

A photograph of one of the stunning displays at City of Light Truro

The much-anticipated City of Lights parade features a procession of music, dance and lanterns made by local schools and community groups. One of the main features being the giant lanterns that are made by local artists.

Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair – 27th November to 1st December

Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair

Shop local at this gorgeous pop-up craft fair in Truro. Each stall features a Cornish maker and they’re brilliant art, ideal for finding the perfect Christmas gift for people a little harder to buy for.

Padstow Christmas Festival – 5th to 8th December

Padstow Christmas Festival in 2015

Join Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw for a festive weekend to remember in one of Cornwall’s most beautiful places.

Mousehole Harbour Christmas Lights – 14th December to 4th January

The Mousehole Christmas Lights in 2015

The turning on of the Mousehole harbour lights draw a crowd of several thousand each year. Mousehole is a small fishing village, with a very narrow harbour, turning on the lights brings remembrance of how the villagers used to light up the harbour to ensure that their fishermen could return home safely.

Titanic Stories at the Maritime Museum – until 5th January 2020

The National Maritime Museum is a popular tourist destination when visiting Falmouth

The National Maritime Museum’s new major exhibition ‘Titanic Stories’ examines the stories of the Titanic’s momentous sinking in 1912, re-appraising many of the myths, controversies and assumptions that still linger around one of the most well-known historic events of the 20th century.

Falmouth Farmers’ Market – Every Tuesday

Falmouth Week 2015

The Falmouth & Truro Farmers’ Market runs every Tuesday in Falmouth and sells a range of local craft and produce from Cornish producers.